in contumaciam

adverb in con·tu·ma·ci·am \¦inˌkȯntəˈmäkēˌäm\

Definition of in contumaciam

  1. :  in contempt of or in disobedience to an order or summons of a court —used chiefly in ecclesiastical law of one who has refused to submit to or appear in a court and who is thereupon convicted or condemned in his absence

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Origin and Etymology of in contumaciam

Latin, literally, in contumacy

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